Beta Monkey has announced the release of Drum Werks XXI Reggae Drums, an all-new collection of reggae drum loops (available in 16-bit and 24-bit WAV and Apple Loops formats).
The goal with this reggae collection was to capture the essence of the reggae drummers of the '70s who set the standard for the elusive reggae feel and styles. Add this to more contemporary artists and groove derivations and you get a unique collection of live acoustic reggae drum loops.
Grooves feature one drop beats as well as rocker variations, and are played with a straight or triplet swing feel. All that wonderfully elusive feel of reggae is captured for traditionalists but grooves also blend syncopated kick and snare patterns for a distinctive style that will work well in more rock influenced projects. These live reggae and reggae-rock rhythms deliver a distinctive mix of the jazzy, funky style that influenced the reggae genre.
Drum Werks XXI: Reggae Grooves Features:
- Versatile Blend of reggae and rock-reggae styles: Think classic reggae like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Burning Spear as well as the modern rock-reggae hybrid styles of The Police and 311. One drops, rockers, steppers - pure, reggae-inspired rhythms for a variety of musical settings.
- Fully-Sampled Drum and Cymbal Samples: A multi-velocity samples of a Yamaha Phoenix drumkit as well as matching Zildjian cymbals is included. Build new grooves in your sequencer of choice or augment the loops to create new syncopations.
- Superior Rhythmic Realism: No stiff metronomic monotony found here - live, studio grooves show you what a live drummer can do - rolls, stick drags, dynamics not possible on anything but a real kit with a real player.
- Cohesive Groove Sets: All loops and samples are from a single recording session. All loops can be combined seamlessly giving users the ultimate in consistency for eclectic or larger-scale projects.
- High-End Production: With gold and platinum experience behind the kit and console, Drum Werks XXI delivers the quality your music deserves. Part of our L.A. Returns Sessions.
Visit betamonkeymusic.com/Reggae for free previews and to order for $24.99.
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